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New York | VIP Preview at 4Heads Artists-in-Residence Portal Art Fair on Governors Island

July 29, 2022 | 4:00 pm

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Join us on Governors Island for VIP Preview of the Portal Art Fair, including a discussion with the Founders of 4Heads Artist-in-Residence and an opportunity to meet with the artists in their studios! Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that there are two time slots for this program beginning at 4:15 PM or 6:15 PM.

This is the 15th Anniversary of the 4Heads Organization on Governors Island. The founders will share their experience in starting this non-profit arts organization, how they grew and expanded over the years, artist success stories, and how they adapted and adjusted due to the pandemic.

The current 8 Artists-in-Residence will give insight into their experiences and installations, giving individual talks and a VIP preview before the public exhibition taking place from August 5-7. Each artist was assigned a different area of the house and allowed the freedom to transform the space.

Governors Island Art Fair (now called Portal: GI) was first launched in 2008, and was one of the very first major art events to take place on Governors Island. As interest in the Island as a cultural destination has grown, in particular over the last several years, 4heads has remained steadfast in maintaining its presence, continuing to provide working artists with a place to show new and recent work and to build their network of support – both among peers and the public.

Governor’s Island is open late on Friday and Saturday nights, with the last ferry to Manhattan departing at 10 PM. Guests are welcome to stay on the island, watch the sunset, and enjoy a drink.


  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • Member Guests/Non-Members – $20

Please note that your ferry to Governors Island is not included with your ticket. Attendees are responsible for getting themselves to and from the program.

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There are two time slots for this program beginning at 4:15 PM or 6:15 PM:


  • 4:15-5:00 PM – Presentation and discussion with 4Heads Founders and team
  • 5:00-6:00 PM – Visit artist’s spaces and chat with the artists


  • 6:15-7:00 PM – Presentation and discussion with 4Heads Founders and team
  • 7:00-8:00 PM – Visit artist’s spaces and chat with the artists
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Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.

Face masks are required while indoors.

Colonel's Row, Building 408A, is not wheelchair-accessible. There are stairs to enter the first and second floors of the building. If you require accommodations for this program, please email Haley at for assistance.

This program will take place at Colonel's Row, Building 408A, on Governors Island.

Getting to Governors Island

Governors Island is accessible via the NYC Ferry, which operates year-round. See here for ferry pickup and dropoff locations and schedules, as well as to purchase your ticket. All tickets are roundtrip and you do not have to make a reservation for your return ferry. Tickets are $4 for adults and free for seniors aged 65 and over, residents of NYCHA housing, IDNYC holders, military service members (former and active), and Governors Island members.

Governor's Island is open late on Friday and Saturday nights, the last ferry to Manhattan being at 10pm. Guests are welcome to stay on the island, watch the sunset and enjoy a drink with the view of the skyline or Statue of Liberty behind them.
Please email Haley at if you need assistance in scheduling your ferry.
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Getting to Building 408A

Upon arriving on Governors Island, follow this map to Colonel's Row, Building 408A.

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Governors Island

Colonel's Row, Building 408A
New York, New York United States
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